Blog Category: Farmer Profiles

Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

Posted by Alex on January 26, 2023

Do you dream of starting a farm but feel stuck on how to begin? Join for an in-depth conversation with Cheyenne Sundance about her farm start up journey! In this two-hour online workshop you will learn how Cheyenne, a first-generation, black farmer, grew Sundance Harvest from the start to today. Hear about her mistakes, her regrets, her simple blueprints and join for a lengthy question and answer period. You will walk away from the workshop knowing the following: What is Sundance Harvest’s Business Plan 2019- present Basic Financial Modelling of Sundance Harvest Hiring + Profit Principles How We Do Marketing … Continue reading Farm Start Up with Cheyenne Sundance

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: GARDENTON, MB – GREEN PASTURES FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on January 06, 2023

Are you wanting a job this summer in the fresh air? Do you love spending time with animals on farms? Are you wanting to improve your homesteading skills? Green Pastures Farm is offering a well rounded agricultural apprenticeship with a mix of commercial and home-scale production. About the Farm Green Pasture Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Gardenton, MB.  Guy and Leah Bouchard are the farmers and owners of Green Pasture’s farm which is located on Leah’s family farm. It is a mixed farm on 320 acres of pasture, bush, and crop land where they farm turkeys, sheep, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: GARDENTON, MB – GREEN PASTURES FARM

YA Apprenticeship 2023: Carseland, AB – Carrots by Cam

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 22, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an organic vegetable farm known for the unmatched flavour of its veggies? Are you wanting to learn about growing a variety of root veggies using organic soil stewardship? Cam has been on the land for over 50 years, and is looking forward to working with someone who wants to learn how to feed others and preserve healthy farmland. About the Farm Carrots by Cam grows a diversity of root vegetables (though the main focus is on carrots) for retail, delivery services, and restaurants in partnership with Poplar Bluff Organics. Cam … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2023: Carseland, AB – Carrots by Cam

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MINTON, SK – AXTEN FARMS

Posted by Alieka Beckett on December 21, 2022

Are you looking for a farming adventure in the full cycle of growing and harvesting multiple grains to a finished food product check out Axten Farms. ABOUT AXTEN FARMS Axten Farms is located near Minton, Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 Territory Derek and Tannis Axten own and operate Axten Farms which has been in Derek’s family for over a century.  With dry, fragile soils, and limited rainfall they made it their mission to “be loyal to the soil” and regenerate their soil life.  Axten farms’ goal is to regenerate the health and vitality of the soil, themselves, the farm, and their … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MINTON, SK – AXTEN FARMS

Looking for Land: Farmer seeking land for garlic production

Posted by Andrew Adams on December 20, 2022

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We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the a Land Matcher to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region.  ABOUT THE FARMER Cheryl is looking for land where she wants to produce high quality garlic for eating and for seed. Cheryl is a very experienced business person with lots property management experience and financial backing to help in this project. Cheryl is currently in Terrace where she is an avid gardener. Cheryl would like to expand/develop her garlic operation and is seeking  1 acre of well … Continue reading Looking for Land: Farmer seeking land for garlic production

From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 19, 2022

Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. With the average age of farmers in B.C. being 56, higher than the national average, and the province losing 1,687 farms between 2016 and 2021, a loss of 10%, the programs YA offers seek to support those wanting to farm and already farming. In B.C., YA offers on and off-farm educational events, business mentorships, and land access programming through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). “The B.C. Land Matching Program has made our entire farming enterprise possible. Between matching us … Continue reading From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 14, 2022

YA Apprenticeship Program Meet the Mentors Night Jan 11

The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Monday, December 19, 2022 6 pm MST/7 pm CST  RSVP to receive the Dec 16 zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceugpjMvEtQ35LrgTpp8-D0jEvvvg34x Who will be there? Triple Lyoness Farm, Boundy Farms, Root and Regenerate Farm, Axten Farm, Dog’s Run Farm, Upland Organics, 350 Farms, Green Beach Farm & more! Wednesday, January 11 6 pm MST/7 pm … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Westlock, AB – Triple Lyoness Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on December 05, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure on a family farm, raising cattle and other mixed livestock? Join Triple Lyoness Farm for a farm apprenticeship! About the Farm Triple Lyoness Farm is a mixed operation, primarily raising beef cattle (cow-calf and backgrounding steers), and also raising broiler chickens and turkeys on pasture in the summer, along with outdoor pigs and laying hens. Meat sales are farm-direct for retail and wholesale, and they have an on-farm slaughter license. Their goal is to ethically raise livestock to produce healthy, tasty meat products for their community. Livestock are kept year round, … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: Westlock, AB – Triple Lyoness Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 05, 2022

Cuddle up with the Laaaaaambs at 2 different farms close together – Long Way Homestead and Ferme Fiola Farm for a fun farming job in 2023. Anna and Luke, Christel and Joey all welcome you to come learn about homesteading and raising wooly sheep on the beautiful prairie near the lush boreal forest. LONG WAY HOMESTEAD AND FERME FIOLA FARM The farms are 5 minutes away from each other near Ste-Geneviève, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory About Longway Homestead: Long Way Homestead is a family owned and operated Sheep Farm and Wool Mill east of Winnipeg, in Ste. Genevieve, Treaty … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on December 05, 2022 2 Comments

Have you dreamed of growing lots of good vegetables for low or no-income folks? The dream is real with the Wakamow Free Food Farm, they serve the community with organically grown veggies! Learn to garden with knowledgeable and kind people in the structure of a non-profit model. Come to the beautiful Wakamow Valley to garden all season long in 2023! ABOUT THE WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM Wakamow Free Food Farm is located in Moose Jaw, SK– Treaty 4 Territory The Free Food Farm is a one-acre piece of land located within the city limits of Moose Jaw. They produce between … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2023: MOOSE JAW, SK – WAKAMOW FREE FOOD FARM